Monday, February 28, 2011

March 1st sketch

Good morning!

I hope that you are ready to be truly inspired. Today is the first official layouts from our new Creative Team and they all did a fantastic job.

The Sketch:
Anthea:
Elise:
Jasmine:
Karen:
Linda Z:
Melinda:
Sarah:
Tara:
Now you may notice half of the girls are missing. I think 16 layouts in one post is huge and I would love for you to come back and be inspired one day again soon, so from now on, the other girls layouts will be showcased in a new post on the 5th.

See you then.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

And finally....

And finally, we are at the end of our introductions.

First up is returning team member, Tara Scobie
I am 28 years old, living with my partner Mark and our 3 beautiful kids in country NSW, which I love, it's such a pretty place to call home! I love to take photo's, my favourite subjects being my kids, my brand new little niece, and all the weird and wonderful things around us! I also work part time as a florist, so I get to be creative at work as well as home!

And Tara's layout from our February 15th sketch.
The final person to introduce is myself, Sara Noendeng.
My name is Sara and I am 24 years old. I live in mostly sunny Brisbane, QLD, with my husband, Nathan, and our two boys, Jet who is nearly 4 and Max who is 18 months. I started scrapping several years ago and fell even more in love once Jet was born. I have had the pleasure of serving on several design teams and also being the host of Stuck?! Sketches for the past 3.5 years. I was a 12 x 12 scrapper until a few months ago when I decided to play around with 8.5 x 11 and I think that I have now switched. I still don't think I have a certain style but I love to use a single photo, with great patterned papers and a splash of embellishments.

And my layout from the sketch.
So there you have us. The CT will share their first official reveals with the March 1st sketch in just a few days.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Please make welcome....

Are you enjoying getting to know our team? They are a fantastic bunch and I am so pleased to have them on board.

Our first intro for today is returning member Sarah Ward
I am a scrapbook shop owner from Wollongong, running an online store and holding crops in my at home store. I have three small children wo are my everlasting scrapbooking inspiration (sometimes I wish they'd STOP being so dang cute so I don't have to keep taking so many photos, lol!).

And Sar's layout from our February 15th sketch
A new face is our second member today, Sue Mylde
My name is Sue Mylde and I live in Scotland, UK at the moment. I am a storyteller-type scrapbooker and my scrapbooking style is graphic, giry and fun. I love playing with new products and trying techniques but I focus a lot on telling the story of my life in my layouts - stories about my children, and the everyday are a big part of my scrappy life. I am currently on the DEsign team for Cocoa Daisy Kits and I have previously served on a number of design teams for sketch and challenge blogs.

And Sue's layout from our sketch
Tomorrow is our final day of intro's. Check back nice and early.

Fresh Faces

Sorry for the delay in posting another round of intros. There was a storm in Brisbane on Monday and I have been without internet since. Still not being repaired until at least the weekend.

But enough about that, let's get to know more about another 2 CT members.

First up is new member, Melinda Thompson.
My name is Melinda Thompson but most people know me as Min. I am married to a wonderful husband Brad of 10 years and we have two adorable boys, Riley 3.5 years, Finlay 2 years who are my constant source of inspiration. We have just recently moved to Emerald in Central Queensland and just love the quiet country life.


I started scrappingaround the time that Riley was born but only really became 'serious' about 18 months ago. Now I am hooked! Scrapbooking to me is a wonderful combination of creative release and a way of recording our family's memories. I love to scrap and journal about the little & insignificant details of my boy's life. I do something scrap related nearly everyday, if I'm not scrapping I am thinking about it, browsing through magazines, online galleries and blogs or simply taking photos of my little boys.


My style is always evolving, not sure if I have a style as I love to experiment with new techniques, so it often depends on what I am scrapping or the challenge. Even though I have two boys, I am not afraid to use an odd flower here and there on my LO's. But I do love to use any distressing technique, stitching and non scrapping embellishments on my LO's.

And Melinda's layout from February 15th sketch
Our second member for today is also a new face, Nadia Cannizzo.
My name is Nadia Cannizzo, I am a wife and mum to 2 little girls. I have been a primary school teacher for 10 years and am working part time at the moment. I have been scrapping for just under 2 years and definitely prefer the 12x12 size. My style? Don't really knw it yet. I can't define it. All I know is that I like a LOT of stuff on pages...layers, embellishments, flowers etc etc. I scrap because I want to remember. I try my hand at just about every style or technique.

And Nadia's layout based on our sketch.
We are almost at the end, check back again tomorrow.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Introducing

Are you having a great weekend? I sure hope so.

Two more members again today.

First up is new member, Linda Zanotto.
I have been scrapbooking for about 8 years.  I love scrapbooking as it brings out my creative side and I am also able to capture my favourite memories, especially my children.  I have two boys, Jared (4) and Mason (1) and I am married to a very understanding man who supports my passion for scrapbooking and my other hobbies, particularly running. 
And Linda's layout from our February 15th sketch
Our second member today, is returning CT Louise Nelson.
Well I have been scrapbooking for over 5 years now and I love it more and more everyday. I especially love the friendships I have made through his fabulous craft. I love to create at every spare opportunity, so much so that I do something scrap related almost every day. I am very much a hands-on type of creative so will probably always remain mostly a traditional paper scrapper. Style wise, well I m probably not real good at descibing my style LOL, but others have described it as unique, and deceptively simple. I love to incorporate 'white [Kraft] space' into my layout design, and I love to use the design and elements of my layout to help 'tell the story' as apposed to using titles and journaling. I also love to use upcycled/recycled and non scrappy products when creating my layouts.


When I am not creating I work full-time as an Operating Room Nurse. I work for Adelaide’s main Specialist Perioperative Nursing Agency, and as such go to a different hospital nearly every day. I mostly work in 3-4 of Adelaide’s major Public Hospitals and 1 of the main/larger Private Hospitals. I tend to get most of my work in the areas of Adult Trauma, and occasionally in Paediatric Trauma and emergency Obstetric and Gynaecology; in the Public Sector, and mostly ENT, Head and Neck Surgery; in the Private Sector. I truly love my profession and cant think of a more satisfying or fulfilling job that I would rather be doing at this moment in time!

And Louise's layout from our sketch
Enjoy your day.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Say Hello

Good morning

Are you enjoying getting to know our new team? Today we are half way through.

First up is returning member Karen Wilson.
Hello! I'm Karen Wilson, I have lived in Northern Arizona since 2000, I'm originally from California. I'm a proud mother to 2 kids, Jayden(2) and Nicole(6). I'm a newlywed, married to the most wonderful man, Brandon and am so blessed to have him in my life. I work as a back office medical assistant at a Pediatric office and absolutely love every minute of it.

I am hopelessly addicted to scrapbooking! I love how it allows me to capture & preserve the things that make my life go round, how it allows me to tell MY story. At the end of the day this is what helps me relax. It's my creative outlet. My favorite techniques include layering and distressing. I have a love affair with flowers and bling...but my husband doesn't need to know that.:p

If I'm not scrapping, then I am spending my time with my kiddies, or watching movies with my husband...cleaning, cooking.

And Karen's layout based on our February 15th sketch.
And our second member for today is a fresh face Linda Eggleton.

Hi my name is Linda & I live in the central west of NSW. I am married with 2 grown up kids (21 & 18) and a boxer dog named Oscar, who really has no idea that he is a dog - he thinks he is a human & is a huge part of our family life. I work part time at a busy rural medical practice.... which helps pay for my habit...LOL. Hubby is away alot with his work, so this is when I do most of my scrapping....and love it!


I have been scrapping for about 7 years & first stumbled across this wonderful craft while browsing online stores for cardmaking & quilling goodies & soon became very intrigued....and as they say, the rest is history.

I'm not sure that I have a particular scrapping style....it is forever changing. But most of my layouts will always include ribbon/lace/trim & buttons (even the grungy male layouts) & journaling (I really do like to tell the story). There are many things that motivate & inspire me to scrap - from the gorgeous products that are available nowadays, to my photos, the many challenges that can be found online, the knowledge that I am creating not just photos for future generations to have & admire, but that I am also telling our story in a creative way.....and last but not least, just having some "me" time.

I am really looking forward to working alongside such a talented group of scrappers here on the Stuck?! Sketches creative team.

And Linda's layout from our sketch.
Plenty more girls to come, keep checking back :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Howdy Do

Two more talented ladies to get to know today.

First up is returning member Jasmine Shea
As you know, I am a SAHM to my 4 children, Wesley, Benjamin, Lewis and Emma.  I am married to a wonderful husband Nick who tries to understand my obsession with scrapbooking but I just don’t think he ever will.  He thinks I stick bits of paper onto other bits of paper which is true I guess but you and I both know it is much more!!!  I recently finished my role with Challenge Heaven and The Lollipop Ladies on their CT.  I didn’t re-apply to either of these because at the time I had a lot going on with our moving house and going on holidays (although thankfully we are past all of that).   I am very very excited too because I have two LOs that have been accepted by Scrapbooking Memories which are due in Feb and March I think it is.   They also have two others that they have accepted but have not had confirmation of publication at this stage.

And Jasmine's layout from our February 15th sketch
And our second member for today is a new face, Julie Winks.
Hi. My name is Julie Winks and I’m a stay at home mum with a massive creative addiction.

My husband Troy is a long suffering scrap widow and we have four incredibly active kids together, who seem to want to be involved in every sport and extra curricula activity on the planet at the moment, hence life is a big blur for me right now... and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Maddison 14, Claire 11, Cooper 7 and my little mate at home Lachlan 2, take up every second of my time... when I’m not creating or blogging!!

From my first creation about 6 years ago, I was instantly hooked and loved nothing more than sharing my pages with people. It comes as no surprise then that I was also instantly hooked on the whole ‘online’ experience.

I’ve given up trying to categorise my ‘style’ ... I have no idea what to call it. Whilst whatever style I have is constantly evolving, some aspects remain constant. I love lots of white space and I am really colour driven. Colour combinations in design are always the things that catch my eye and are inevitably what inspires me when I create a layout... no doubt a hangover from my interior design days at uni, which is now far too long ago to admit to!!


And Julie's take on our sketch
More girls to get to know tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nice to meet you

Today's intro's are 2 of our fresh members to the team.

First up is Elise McKay.
I am from Ningi in Queensland Australia and I am looking forward to being a part of the creative team to use these sketches to get me motivated and MAKE ME SCRAP!!!!!! LOL!!



I am currently on the design team for Scrapboxx and have been regularly published in Scrapbooking Memories (for layouts and have been asked to participate in challenges and product use) and Scrapbook Creations.
 
And Elise's layout from our Feb 15th sketch  
Next up is Felicity Wilson.
Hi, I am Felicity Wilson, a mother to 2 gorgeous little boys (yes biased too!!), Brae 18 months and Piper 3 weeks old, married to a wonderful husband, Brett. I am a stay at home mum and love every minute of it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love watching my sons grow and change everyday. I live in a small country town in central QLD. I love to shop for anything.



I have been scrapping for a few years now, but the last 3 years as seen me be a little more ‘serious’, if you could say it like that.. Since having Brae in 2009, I have now really found a style and enjoy scrapping even more. Maybe it’s because I am not scrapping photo’s of myself. Haha. I get so much inspiration everyday from just being around my boys, which is what influences my Layouts and the design.


I also love my camera, canon 5D and love it. It goes with me everywhere and just like the nappy bag. As you can see, scrapping is my life and the way I live everyday. Everyday I am doing something scrappy, from simply editing a photo to being online.


I am looking forward to all the challenges that this will bring, the way in which I am going to grow in the scrappy world and meeting and making awesome friends.

And Felicity's layout from our sketch:
More girls to get to know tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Welcome to....

Let's get started on getting to know our new Creative Team a little more. Everyday for the next week, I am going to share a bit about 2 girls.


First up, is new member Anthea Peterson.
Hi my name is Anthea and I am a Stay at Home Mum to 3 boys, Josh 8, Wesley 6 and Zach 3, oh and of course their Dad Shane LOL. I live on the gorgeous South Coast of NSW and I have been Scrapbooking for 7 or so years now and love it more and more every day.

I have been very fortunate to have had the chance to work with some awesome companies and people in this industry. Up untill now I have held design team positions with Scraploot, Banana Frog, 2Crafty and Scrapbook Savvy. I have also had the opportunity to play along with other creatives at Aussie ScrapJacked and Scrap the Boys.


Currently though I am on the Design Team at Scrapbook Savvy and 2Crafty. I have also been published in all three Australian Scrapbooking Magazines.


And Anthea's take on our February 15th sketch:
Our second intro for today, is returning member Crystal Bowman.
Hey all, I’m Crystal Bowman and I currently live in Ipswich, QLD (though this could change at any time seeing as we’re a RAAF family!) I am lucky to have three beautiful children who are defiantly not camera shy, so they are the perfect subjects to scrap along with my soon-to-be husband Nathan!
 
I have only been scrapping for a couple of years but I am loving every moment. I am currently on the Design Team for Storyboard Kits and Kraft It Up and have been on the Stuck? Creative Team for a year now. I have also been accepted to be published in both Scrapbooking Memories and Scrapbook Creations.
 
I hope that I can inspire you all with my interpretations of the sketches!
 
And Crystal's layout from our Feb 15th sketch.
Stay tuned tomorrow for intro's to 2 more ladies.

Monday, February 14, 2011

February 15th Sketch

The middle of the month? Time is going crazy fast. I hope that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday and were spoilt by your loved one.

This fortnight's sketch marks the final reveal for our current team. Today I am sharing layouts from the ladies who sadly won't be continuing on to the next term with us. I wish them all the very best and I know that many more opportunities will come their way as they are talented scrappers.

The Sketch:
Alicia:
Amanda:
Charmane:
Chloe:
Kirsten:
Suzanna:
Entries are to be added to the link box found in the sidebar no later than midnight February 28th to be in the running for one of this month's prizes.

Stay tuned, as starting tomorrow, we are going to reveal more about our new team and their take on the sketch above.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

January Winners

OMG! I am blown away with the amount of entries that we had based on our January sketches. A massive 81 layouts were entered. All of them were gorgeous and I have been pondering our winners for a couple of days now. But I think I have narrowed it down and the winners for January are:

Receiving a $25 voucher to Scrap Therapy
Ebony Van Der Starre

Receiving a $15 voucher to Red Earth Scrapping
Kerryn Fry

Receiving a $10 voucher to Scrapbook Savvy
Lauren Bell

Congratulations to all the winners! I hope that we see the same great number of entries during February.